Visiting the Temple of Mithras (c) Museum of London

Temple of Mithras community archaeology oral history project

Project partner: 
Bloomberg
Date: 
September 2014

With Bloomberg, we undertook an oral history project to capture memories of the discovery of the Temple of Mithras. The greatest archaeological discovery of its time, the temple captivated public imagination with an estimated 400,000 people flocking to the site to catch a glimpse of the remains as they were excavated.

The project aims to capture the personal experiences of this important event in London’s history, whilst it is still in living memory. The result will be a digitised archive; an enduring educational and research collection that can be studied and enjoyed by local school children and future generations.

The project began on the 22 September 2014 and data-gathering continues until the end of November 2014. People who visited the remains in 1954 are asked to contact us on:

020 7410 2266

oralhistory@mola.org.uk

As well as oral histories we are also collecting copies of images, letters, newspaper clippings and other ephemera relating to the discovery of the temple.

Further details can be found on our blog pages.

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